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Stop the Miami-Dade Reef Balls

Stop the Miami-Dade Reef Balls

Miami-Dade County Dept. of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) and the USACE plan to install an approximately 1,000-foot long segmented submerged artificial reef structure approximately 500-feet offshore of the beach at the 63rs Street erosion 'hotspot' of Miami Beach. The reef ball structure would be installed as an EXPERIMENT to control erosion and reduce wave energy with habitat mitigation. However only an Environmental Assessment was filed under NEPA. There remains a number of outstanding issues with the project, especially the likely impact of downdrift erosion. The 6.5 foot structures would be placed in 8 feet of water right where the waves break on a decent North swell.


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  • Chapter:Miami
  • State: FL
  • Country: USA
  • Theme: Coastal Preservation
  • Launch Date: August 01 2010
  • Completion Date: Ongoing

Jess Bull